Monday, January 12, 2015 – Tribes Needing Federal Acknowledgement
The process of acknowledgement for non-federally recognized tribes is long and complicated. Tribal groups seeking recognition spend many years in the process of seeking federal recognition. Seven criteria are required for recognition but a new proposed rule from the Bureau of Indian Affairs could mean big changes. How might these new regulations impact tribes seeking federal recognition? Could the proposed rules reduce the time it takes to gain recognition? Guests include: Pastor John Norwood (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape) co-chair of NCAI’s Federal Recognition Task Force and Chairman Gerald Gray (Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana).

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – Winter Safety in Native America
When big winter storms hit, there are many steps you can take to make sure your family is safe and comfortable. Did you know January is the peak time for carbon monoxide poisonings? The National Safety Council also reports that cooking is the leading cause of house fires in the winter. What steps do you take to make sure you and your loved ones are safe during the cold winter months?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 – New Professional Chapter
To move up in the workplace, some people dedicate years to education. Others spend years to gaining experience and learning all they can to do their best at work. The big day when you change the title on your business card can be very rewarding. On today’s show, we put the spotlight on Native professionals who have recently started new and exciting positions. Have you moved up the work ladder? Are you starting a new chapter in your professional career? Call in and tell us about your career path – or celebrate the professional accomplishments of a family member or colleague. Guests include new president of the United Tribes Technical College Dr. Leander McDonald (Dakota/Arikara).

Thursday, January 15, 2015 – Anger
Anger is a common emotion. Daily irritations can boil over into full-blown temper tantrums. Anger can manifest in strong feelings or even actions against others. Join our conversation about anger. What makes you angry? How do you express your anger?  Were you raised to think of anger as a positive or negative emotion? When anger gets out of control, what do you do to bring yourself back down? Does your tribe have a traditional way to address anger? Guests include: Glenn Beaver (Kiowa) community liaison for the Kiowa Teen Suicide Prevention Program.

Friday, January 16, 2015 – Music Maker: R. Carlos Nakai
Native recording artist R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo/Ute) has shared his captivating sounds with the world for decades, including the beauty of the Native flute. His music has also connected listeners to Native American culture and tradition. This month we lend an ear to a special reissue of his number one #1 selling album, “Canyon Trilogy Deluxe Platinum Edition,” which includes never released tracks. We invite you to join us as we visit with R. Carlos Nakai – our January 2014 Music Maker on Native America Calling.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Native America Calling for the Week of January 12, 2015